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Driver Manager

Post by jimbobs » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:30 pm

When I run Driver Manager, I am a bit confused by the resulting window. Is it telling me what drivers are available or recommending drivers? Is the one checked the one in use?

Specifically, it's showing 3 Broadcom drivers for my wi-fi card. The recommended one causes the wi-fi not to work while one of the others does work.
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Re: Driver Manager

Post by Pjotr » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:54 pm

Stick with what works best for you. Regardless of what's recommended. :wink:
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Re: Driver Manager

Post by jimbobs » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:06 am

Pjotr wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Stick with what works best for you. Regardless of what's recommended. :wink:
I figured that out the hard way but still wondering about the "message" Driver Manager gives the user.
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Re: Driver Manager

Post by Pjotr » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:10 am

jimbobs wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:06 am
Pjotr wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Stick with what works best for you. Regardless of what's recommended. :wink:
I figured that out the hard way but still wondering about the "message" Driver Manager gives the user.
The message that should work best for *most* users. Not for all....
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Re: Driver Manager

Post by jimbobs » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:15 am

Pjotr wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:10 am
jimbobs wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:06 am
Pjotr wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Stick with what works best for you. Regardless of what's recommended. :wink:
I figured that out the hard way but still wondering about the "message" Driver Manager gives the user.
The message that should work best for *most* users. Not for all....
Of course, if a newbie went to your page https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... ia-support and read section 1.3 and, more specifically, 1.3.1, they would know what to do :) Just using Device Manager itself was confusing without your explanation.
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